Update on GDPR Fines

According to research carried out by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, average fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) rose from £73,000 in the year ending September 2017 to £146,000 in the year ending September 2018. The total value of fines increased…

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Wills for War Heroes

Slater Heelis are proud to announce we are offering a free will writing service for local veterans to commemorate 100 years since Armistice Day. Our team of dedicated will writing solicitors is throwing open its doors to war veterans from across…

Family Law Post-Brexit

As we are all well aware, the United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019. There are ongoing negotiations being undertaken by our government but there is of course the risk that the UK will leave…

Squatters on your property?

Having squatters take over a property can be a landlord’s worst nightmare. And following the criminalisation of squatting in residential property in 2012, the risk to commercial landlords is growing all the time. Clearly, prevention is better than cure and…

What constitutes harassment in the workplace?

The Claimant was employed by the Respondent as a sales representative for just short of one year when he was dismissed. He brought a series of claims to include discrimination, victimisation on the grounds of disability and race and harassment.…

People Power

With a rise in short term lets, ‘traditional’ commercial landlords are coming under increasing pressure to find ways to compete with the likes of WeWork, which lets space on shorter, more flexible terms. There’s no denying the times they are…

Campaign Groups Call for Changes in Property Laws

Campaign groups claiming to represent the nation’s renters are challenging part of the Housing Act 1988, saying the right of a landlord to evict a tenant with no fault or without giving reason contravenes international law. A further claim suggests…

Flying Into Trouble

Aerial video footage is becoming increasingly popular in marketing property schemes and developments. However, the rules around where drones can fly and what they can and can’t film is an evolving area, especially in the post GDPR world and developments…